[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7???

Auke de Jong sparkycivic at shaw.ca
Tue Jul 7 21:35:51 PDT 2009

Could the solar panels on one particular side be failing?  Are there any 
regular patterns to the performance?

... and so continues the next chapter of most interesting satellite we have!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "PE0SAT" <pe0sat at vgnet.nl>
To: <w7lrd at comcast.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 2:08 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-7???

On Tue, July 7, 2009 03:41, w7lrd at comcast.net wrote:

> Hello

Hi Bob,

> To all you AO-7 fans. We appear to have a sick bird. We should feel
> blessed in having such a well performing satellite for several years,
> considering it is older than some of it's users. The audio is distorted
> and cw sounds bad, running absolute minimum power.

I used AO-7 yesterday evening and all seems well except the normal AO-7
gargle. But when you take this in consideration and don't use to must power
or talk the fast is it still a nice bird to use.

> Any thoughts or suggestions are solicited.
> 73 Bob W7LRD
> Seattle

73's PE0SAT / JO21ho

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